By: Robert Lovi By: Robert Lovi | August 18, 2022 | Culture Food & Drink People Entertainment
Not only is Miami a culinary destination, the city has been the background for many iconic movies and TV shows that even if you haven't watched, you have definitely heard about. That is why below we present you with six Miami restaurants located near iconic film locations, so you also feel part of the movies while enjoying some delicious food and great ambiance.
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1022 Lincoln Road / Website
Issabella's, located near the famous Lincoln Road Mall, serves Modern European cuisine from Mediterranean Spain, Greece and Italy. This famous mall is known for its outdoor eating and people-watching. Therefore, visitors are encouraged to linger and take in the views of Miami's skyline and constantly shifting hues at the attractive location. With the restaurant's newly expanded outside area, customers are welcome to enjoy a hearty lunch on the patio while people-watching for a more European experience. For a fantastic day or night out in South Beach, Lincoln Road is the ideal location. Isabella's is the perfect location to celebrate good taste, whether you're out on a date or exploring the city with friends. Near this fantastic restaurant, the iconic comedy film The Birdcage, starring Robin Williams and Dianne Wiest, was filmed. A must-visit spot and a must-watch movie.
310 NW 24th St. / Website
Le Chick serves up award-winning burgers and rotisserie chicken in the center of Wynwood's artsy community. The Rotisserie Amsterdam, a Dutch restaurant noted for its burgers and drinks, served as the model for the informal concept. Le Chick is one of Wynwood's most fantastic restaurants since it offers excellent quality and affordable costs. Miami's main arts and dining district is currently located in what used to be an outdated warehouse area. Once inside, the space has an industrial-chic vibe with rustic steel details, a splash of flora, and rattan to tie everything together. Guests can take selfies with the pink neon sign as you proceed into the outdoor lounge and enjoy a variety of locally brewed beers and creatively made cocktails. Le Chick has you covered whether you're preparing a fancy supper or munching on some fantastic burgers to fuel a night out.
158 NW 24th St. / Website
The only tequila garden in the world, Pilo's Tequila Garden is an indoor/outdoor facility in the center of Wynwood decorated with vibrant murals and serving a selection of tequilas, margaritas, and tacos. It is situated in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood, known for its unique bars, artisanal restaurants, and one of the world's biggest open-air street art installations! Richly designed, Pilo's features custom sculptures and paintings by national and international artists, including Domingo Zapata, Vic Garcia, and Mariela Nunez, along its altar-style bar. The stunning mural in the tequila garden was explicitly painted for Pilo's by the visual artists Senkoe and Vic Garcia and is inspired by Mexico City. Upon entering Pilo's, visitors are taken to the streets of Mexico City and welcomed by lively, colorful hand-painted murals from local and international artists, showcasing inclusion and unity.
1801 Collins Ave / Website
Within the first four days of its release this summer, HBO Max's Father of the Bride made its third journey down the aisle as the No. 1 title across HBO Max globally. In addition to being a remake of a timeless classic, Father of the Bride is a love letter to Miami, featuring some of the city's most recognizable landmarks, including the Art Deco porte-cochère of the Shelborne South Beach. Guests can now visit 2 Korean Girls, a takeout and dine-in pop-up restaurant serving Bibimbap-inspired bowls and other contemporary and fresh Korean specialties in Shelborne South Beach. With the help of their mother Chom "Sunny," sisters Jennifer and Michele Kaminski, and James Beard Award-winning chef Allan Susser, 2 Korean Girls concentrates on the delectable, wholesome, and well-known Korean staple of rice with meat, vegetables, and egg. The classic dish, prepared using family traditions passed down through generations, is ideal for plant-based diets, gluten-free lifestyles, and paleo and mobile eaters.
4441 Collins Ave / Website
One of the most sought-after beachfront hotels in the nation continues to remain The Fontainebleau Miami Beach, a respected Miami Beach landmark since the 1950s. The iconic playground for celebrities and entertainers ranging from Elvis Presley to Frank Sinatra is on over 20 sprawling oceanfront acres. This iconic hotel features 1,504 guest rooms, suites, and a 40,000-square-foot luxury spa. The hotel is a stunning fusion of Miami's glamorous golden age and contemporary style, offering opulent lodgings, cutting-edge amenities, exciting nightlife locations, and various food and beverage establishments, including renowned national restaurants. Several iconic films, including Goldfinger (1964), Scarface (1983), The Bodyguard (1992), The Birdcage (1996), Pain and Gain (2013), and War Dogs (2016), have been shot on the location, among others.
1116 Ocean Drive / Website
In an unapologetically luxurious setting, the renowned Mediterranean restaurant at the old Versace Mansion offers diners an inspiring dining experience. The restaurant features several opulent dining spaces, including the Garden Dining Room, the Roman Room decorated with beautiful statues, the renowned courtyard, and the terrace overlooking the mosaic-covered pool and garden, as a homage to its former life as the late Gianni Versace's residence. Recently, American Crime Story on FX featured the Villa Casa Casuarina.
Photography by: Courtesy Issabella’s, Le Chick, Pilo’s Tequila Garden, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina, 2KG Shelborne Amanda Julca